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“Quality, Brilliance, Innovation and Creativity…Just a few words that describe the works at Design Hut” Design Hut owners Vaibhav Pancholi and Chanchal Pancholi have an interior consultation and execution business specialized in hospitality field. They started business 5 years back with lots of experience in hospitality sector like hotels, restaurants, food courts, cafe’s, lounges and bars. The firm offers a full menu of advisory services focusing on every aspect of the life cycle of project from pre-opening and conceptual planning, drawings, 3D views to day-to-day operations. A Restaurant interior designer is different from the regular interior designers for residences or offices. Vaibhav & Chanchal pancholi understand the operations of a restaurant – the flow of the food from the kitchen to the customer’s table, the flow and circulation of restaurant design from a customer's and employee's viewpoint and knowledge of finish specifications for restaurant furnishings, including durability and feel of furnishings.

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CONTENTS Editorial 12 The Question of Land Acquisition and Growth

Editor-in-Chief K. Vikram Rastogi

News 14 New Portable Emergency Shelter Hathigaon : A Unique Sustainable Architecture Project

Editors

The Wildest Hotels 16 Top 10 of the Wildest Hotels from Around the World

Jayesh Vikram Rastogi

Vikrant Vikram Rastogi

Editorial Board A. Ahmed A. Shah Babulal Jain M. Arora Editorial Team Jaywant Mehta Upendra Sharma Director, Marketing Vikrant Vikram Rastogi Director, Circulation Jayesh Vikram Rastogi

Home Makeover 22 Segmented Cubes Residence, Israel Roofing in a New Mode

The Pioneering Timber Technology Architecture Wonder 33 Multy-Funcational Exhibition Space: KREOD Pavillion KREOD/Chun Qing Li of Pavilion Architecture Fastest Growing Trends 36 The Fastest Growing Trends in Hotel Interior Design Decoration with Color Best Decoration With Pink

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Shrines Brahma Temple of Pushkar Dargah Sharif Ajmer

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Lighting Lighting Tips in Interior Design

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Stone Artisan Park 26 Stone Artisan Park Training Institute (SAPTI) Tree House Tree House, Vadodara

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Traditional 48 Luxurious Traditional Kitchen Ideas

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EDITORIAL

The Question of Land Acquisition and Growth

K.Vikram Rastogi The land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill is expected to majorly affect the development of large infrastructure development projects, industrial projects, integrated township projects if they are brought under the ambit of this law. While the populist objective is to ensure people losing land should be adequately compensated. The obverse is whether this will help the acquirers of the land to be more assured of the acquisition process and thereby rule out

problems of unwarranted claims and issues of inadequate compensation. The cost of land acquisition will surely go up for all projects irrespective of them being government or private (PPP) projects as they will have to adhere to the new norms. Further, the clause of mandatory consent of 80% of owners for private projects and consent of 70% landowners for PPP projects will delay the process of land acquisition and the projects in turn. As land titles area not cleanly documented in our country it will take quite some time to change the current situation. The bill is expected to add to the cost of a project substantially and the expected time taken for the acquisition of the hand this apart, from the acquisition of existing requirement of going through regular legal and regulatory process which usually adds up to the tune and cost factor of any major and large scale project. Infrastructure projects are likely to receive the sharpest blow. In many instances, this rise in input costs is likely to yield the projects unviable. As it is, the infrastructure projects are under pressure, especially in the rural areas as it is difficult to monetize them, so the private sector is not interested in them. The growth of India is largely

dependent on infrastructure projects development which the government cannot take up single handedly and cooperation of private sector becomes necessary. The consent clause will delay the start of the project, further making the required returns from the project difficult to achieve. Thus if India's growth story is to continue then a user development fee will have to be charged and the price of utilities like electricity, water etc. will have to go up-to rake in the revenues still, all in all, this is a landable reform by the government for providing equitable sharing of profit while also moving a step closer to laissez fair kind of environment. Certain sections of the industry feel that an increase in property prices will ensue the Bill thus negatively affecting the ordinary buyer. Many big private real estate developers may buy the land with 100% consent of the land owners. However, their input cost will rise as a result of the increase in compensation and minimising their profits. Looking at the current scenario, the bill should exempt open market transaction to avoid decline in investment.


NEWS

NEW PORTABLE EMERGENCY SHELTER Portable emergency shelter! Sounds odd. But now it is a reality and a boon to those whose homes are uprooted and washed away by winds, rains and strong tides. A US company in Massachusetts has developed a new emergency shelter design that could prove useful during humatarian crisis. The new shelter, has been dubbed 'Rapid Development Module (RDM). It has been made by Visible Good Company. The RDM is delivered as a self contained unit. It is portable, reusable and can be assembled in around 25 minutes by just two people. The new shelter features hard walls, raised floors, and a vented fabric roof. It has lockable doors and windows. The life span of each unit is 10 years. As reported by the manufacturer RDM shelters can be used and reused in different emergency situation, including disaster relief. The 12 sq m interior can be filled out with bunk beds, desks etc. depending on the ground situation. The RDM shelters has been successfully used by British petrolium during its clean up operations of the Deep Water Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Impressed with RDM shelter's utility, US Army has awarded a research and development grant for the production of such a shelter module which is suitable for the most challenging weather conditions.

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HATHIGAON: A UNIQUE SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE PROJECT Rajasthan Elephant Village, built upon an 88 acre of environmentally damaged land at the foothills of the popular tourist destination of Amer Palace fort near Jaipur, is a unique example of sustainable architecture. It is one of the ongoing low-income housing project by RMA Architects in Rajasthan. The Elephant Village, also known as Hathigaon is designed for

100 working elephants and their keepers over the last few years, the wasteland has been slowly transformed with a series of waterpools and an extensive tree plantation programme. In Hathigaon one can sea how RMA Architects innovated the use of local stone to create well-insulated walls. The roofs are constructed from corrugated metal sheeting, allowing elephant feed to be stacked on top. A series of water channels harvest the precious rainwater. Each of the caretakers home each measures only 40 sqm with a shared spaces such as courtyards and pavilions. The housing project is laid out in such a way that the animals can still visually connect with their human components. The notable feature of the project is a manmade pool which encourages bonding between the elephants and their handlers, which allowing the animals to undergo their regular bathing rootine. The Hathigaon project was recently awarded an international gold medal prize for sustainable architecture by the university of Ferrara in Italy.


THE WILDEST HOTELS

TOP 10 OF THE WILDEST HOTELS FROM AROUND THE WORLD From an underwater retreat to a leaning tower, take a look at some of the wildest and most design-driven hotels across the globe. So whether you’re planning an escape for a few days or just want to take a virtual trip around the world, check out these 10 hotels that bring the best in art, design, and adventure under one roof.

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THE WILDEST HOTELS 1. Barcelo Raval Hotel, Barcelona, Spain The sheer chance to chill in this lobby would be a vacation in and of itself. The flashy new Barcelo Raval in Barcelona is girly and enticing. In the lobby, the hot magenta seating dominates against the dazzling sparkles of the interior column and stark black and white.

2. Kempinski, Beijing, China Nestled in the Shuiguan Mountains and spread over eight square kilometers along the Great Wall of China, this collection of properties boasts some of the most creative and modern architecture in the area. Each of the 236 rooms and suites scattered across the commune offer views of the Great Wall. This one, the “See and Seen House� by architect Cui Kai, is a bona fide glass masterpiece.

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3. Ice Hotel, Jukkasjärvi, Sweden What first opened in 1990 as an exhibit by a French ice artist has since become a magical and rather chilly chance for guests from around the world to experience the feeling of sleeping in an igloo. Crafted from ice and snow, each year Ice Hotel is rebuilt by visiting artists and creators. Though the temperature never drops below 23 degrees Fahrenheit, guests don thermal underwear and hats and slip into a sleeping bag atop blocks of ice, a thick mattress, and reindeer skins. Here, a magical chandelier hangs in one of last year’s halls. Open December 10 to midApril yearly.

4. Boscolo Hotel Exedra, Nice, France Though the recently opened hotel in France has been built in the Belle Epoque style, the hotel’s interiors are hardly antiquated. The bar, designed by Massimo Iosa Ghini, uses treelike sculptures and scattered lights across the walls and ceilings to create an organic yet futuristic feeling. 18

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5. Burj Al Arab, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Sitting on a man-made island located just off the shore, this modern and fanciful hotel has the effect of a sailboat drifting off to sea. At 321 meters high, this Tom Wright design stands as one of the world’s tallest hotel buildings and has become an icon of the Dubai skyline.

6. Hotel Fox, Copenhagen, Denmark Composed of 61 rooms designed and decorated by 21 artists and groups, Hotel Fox takes art, urban living, and personal expression to a whole new level. January - March 2014

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THE WILDEST HOTELS 7. Poseidon Undersea Resort, Fiji Nestled in the cerulean waters of a Fiji lagoon and accessible only by elevator are suites submerged a full 40 feet underwater. No oxygen required, it has all the luxuries of an aboveground getaway but with an unparalleled view. A weeklong stay is split between the underwater suite and beach cabana accommodations so visitors can still fall asleep to the waves and the hotel can handle the high-demand for ocean immersion.

8. La Purificadora, Puebla, Mexico Mexican hotelier Carlos Couturier turned a former 19thcentury waterpurifying center in a colonial city into this minimalist and modern traveler’s space. Here, the juxtaposition of purple modular furniture and an aquarium-esque pool against the traditional Iglesia de San Francisco is just one of the aspects that gives La Purificadora its oldmeets-new charm.

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This leaning hotel has the greatest angle in the world, a record breaking 18 degrees . The cur Vaceous tower offers 189 rooms and luxury hotel suites. It has a contemporary and luxurious design with panoramic views from floor-to-celing, windows.

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HOME MAKEOVER

Segmented Cubes Residence, Israel This intriguing dwelling comes from the extraordinary vision of Argentinian architect Nestor Sandbank, who currently lives in Israel working as part of the 'Extreme Makeover Israel' team. As well as performing extreme home makeovers, Sandbank also designs high-end homes. This particular home explores a mature family's need for individual, private pockets of space within a connected home setup, an idea which is truly representative of how the modern family unit has evolved. In an age where grown children are staying at home for longer, wouldn't it be fabulous if each offspring could inhabit their own little off-shot within the homestead? More than just a bedroom and en suite, but each enjoy their own little lounge space to kick back in as well? If only we all had a grand property like the Cubes villa, there would never be any need for the family to part at all.

The Cubes villa offers micro-dwelling units complete with all of these things, as well as a great view over the central swimming pool and sun decks to promote a family holiday feel and encourage socializing. The other common areas, situated over two stories along the longer axis of the L-shaped property, are also designed to bring these private dwellers out of their shells, and include an in-house cinema room, a games room complete with table tennis and snooker table, and a well stocked designer kitchen to name just some.

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Huge panes of glass form exterior walls that can shut the world out at the touch of a button. Huge panes of glass form exterior walls that can shut the world out at the touch of a button. Sun terrace The menagerie of spaces are almost entirely automated,

a technological surprise amongst the natural greenery surrounding the home, where the garden plays host to an abundance of organic fruit trees offering up home-grown oranges, grapefruits, lemons and avocados. The interior of the home is adorned with large works of art that sing against stark white walls and concrete, their colorful palettes complimented by the warm wood floors. January - March 2014

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ROOFING IN NEW MODE

ROOFING IN A NEW MODE

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rom thatch to stone and then to concrete and steel roofing's ultimate aim is to provide shelter from rain, sun, winds and other negative factors. After taking a long journey today roofing is a promising industry. Though it is not easy to shift from traditional patterns but changing architectural designs and induction of innovative technologies, and ofcourse changing taste and attitude of people have brought in new materials as roofing alternatives. In India change in roofing patterns is quite slow specially shifting to pre-fabricated and pre-manufactured material use in homes. People still prefer hand made and brick and mortar constructions. But the slow shift is strong and people are willing to consider better methods of building when there is a need for a fast and high quality construction. New metal roofing is trending at the moment and not because it 24

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is quick, but, it comes in various designs and colours. There is a definite change and Indian roofing and wall cladding industry is poised for a sustainable growth and is preparing for the next generation of ambitious projects. The total market size for steel roof and wall cladding industry is approximately over a million tones and has registered almost double digit growth over past three years. Growth in the infrastructure and residential segments has been a major demand driver for roof and wall cladding industry. Customers are looking for architectural solutions which provide innovative shapes such as convex, concave in addition to a range of vibrant colours. Considering the high demand in the construction industry. Steel roof and wall cladding industry is witnessing considerable growth in the rural market. The evolution of steel roof and wall cladding is taking Indian January - March 2014


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Construction Industry to a new level of innovation. In the last decade there has been considerable progress in this direction. Use of modern day construction technology, cost effective solutions, overall market awareness, the need for innovative solutions are some of the key determining factors for increased demand of the steel roof and wall cladding.

the support it renders to green house concept. The metal roofs can be totally recycled. Apart from large scale benefits steel roofing and wall cladding pose several challenges such as the laws of thermal expansion. This requires extra care. There is also an urgent need to lay down Indian Standards for the design of roofing.

Today Indian Construction market is witnessing a major shift from asbestos and galvanized steel sheets to Zn-Al coated sheets. Asbestos is supposed to contains carcinogenic material and has low strength and cracks easily. Steel roof and wall cladding bring in appealing aesthetic for prestigious buildings with benefit such as faster installation, quality material, high strength, corrosion resistant, cost effective and durability. One important benefit of metal roofing and wall cladding is January - March 2014

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STONE ARTISAN PARK

STONE ARTISAN PARK TRAINING INSTITUTE (SAPTI) FOR ARCHITECTS & INTERIOR DESIGNERS Stone Technology Centre (Training Division), Jaipur is presently providing training in stone sector in two State of Art Vocational Training Institutes set up by Industries & Mines Department and Commissioner, Geology & Mining, Government of Gujarat at Ambaji and Dhrangadhra. Four month course on Stone Sculpting, four month course on Machines for Stone Craft and one year course on Stone Enterprise Development are presently being conducted. In a short span of 2 ½ years Stone Artisan Park Training Institutes were awarded National Education Excellence Awards 2013 under the category of - “Vocational & Skill Training- Best Government Initiative” by Dr. M.M.Pallam Raju, Hon'ble Minister for HRD, Government of India in New Delhi. Students and faculty are making special artefacts for interior and exterior for Malls, Hotels, Residential houses, Commercial complexes etc. Architects, interior designers and even landscape architects can get some of artefacts developed at these training institutes in Ambaji in white marble and Dhrangadhra - beige, pink, yellow sandstone. They can also recruit one year passed out students to assist them in actual working as well as supervision of work relating to stone.

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TREE HOUSE

REE TREE HOUSE VADODARA Situated in Vadodara, the Tree house is conceptualized as an interior-architectural project, where there is no clear distinction, where the architectural work ends and the interior work begins. The brief of the client was simple, to create a home that veers away for the stereotypes. The firm came up with a solution where the planning is simple and functional. The open plan of the house well connects all the spaces. A preference for clean lines and austerity is reflected in the overall design scheme.

The front faรงade of this 4545 sq.ft. Residence is dominated by cut out of a tree in cement sheet, which acts as source of natural light simultaneously rendering interesting play of light in interior spaces. A stone statue welcomes one at the entry vestibule where soft beams of light from the tree cut out illuminates the area. The entrance foyer has a striking partition made of doubled veneered motifs that leads one to the living room. This room is simple with L-shaped sofa and a striking river polish mint stone wall with jet spayed tree motif continuing the feel of the faรงade treatment. The center table is chic with veneer finish. The side tables with brass leaf cut out leaves a lasting impression. As one enters the house at the north-east corner is located the Pooja room. This room is flooded with immense natural light through a ceiling cutout which also doubles up as a water body for the terrace above. A stark butching mint stone wall enhances the idol in front. Dining area located centrally with the backdrop of staircase is contemporary with glass table top and wooden chairs. An attractive wooden lamp tailor made from a vase adds drama and life to the space.

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The staircase is beautifully done in RCC and Jodhpur stone treads which are finished with a wood colour paint that renders a unique elegance to the space. The staircase runs free from the wall with a backdrop of wall clad with river polish mint stone. An amalgamation of three tailor made lamps with motifs of leaves cut in veneer renders infused light and interesting sciography on the mint stone wall; is one of the most dramatic areas of the house. Located in the south east is the kitchen which has a simple plan with a breakfast counter at the center and white veneer finish furniture, to break the monotony a little green is added. On the ground floor also located is the parent's room. The flooring is Italian marble same as the general flooring for the house. The theme for the room is kept simple and subtle reflecting the nature of its inhabitants. The bed is beautiful with bed back done in water jet leaf motif. The room spills out to an outdoor sit out space semi covered with M.S. pergolas coated in wooden colour epoxy paint. On the first floor of this house is located the master bedroom and daughter's room. Master bedroom is elegant with wooden flooring. Veneers finish furniture,reverse lights and a subtle white paint running through the walls and ceiling completes the look of the space. One of the most interesting features here is the master bathroom. It is large with Italian marble flooring and counter top. Dado is of beige Traviteno marble. The shower cubicle wall is clad in chiseled mintstone. This wall is flooded with ample natural light by a double height skylight with aluminum pergolas, creating a beautiful play light. Located on the northwest corner on the first floor is the daughter's room. The furniture is done with PU finish. The space is made vibrant with wall papers and paintings. One of the bedroom windows overlooks the elevation tree motif rendering an interesting sciography on the interior wall. Bathroom here is done in matte finish rustic tiles and the counter top and dado is done in grey William Italian marble January - March 2014

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home theatre room for the family. The room is exclusive with an exposed concrete ceiling with a combination of wooden plank texture and smooth finish concrete ceiling. Entry wall is of exposed brick with white paint that is scraped off leaving a rugged feel best suited for the space. Katni marble flooring accentuates the warmth of the space. Sofa that doubles up as a bed is unique; made of Burmese teak with special handmade tiles set in the bed pull out and also has a canopy. This canopy is covered with a fine silk fabric from Seasons. Lose cushions with vibrant cushion covers are scattered around for seating.

as a stark contrast. Natural light filters softly over potted plants through a slit in the ceiling. Shower area is bright with Picallo mosaic tiles and reverse light. On the second floor is the guest room that doubles up as

The bathroom is done in Katni marble flooring and rustic 2'x2' dado tiles. A large window flanks the shower area from where natural light filters in through the adjoining double height skylight. An interesting play of light is created on opposite wall as light spills in through aluminum pergolas. Adjoining terrace garden makes for a perfect space to unwind. The flooring is combination of Katni marble and mosaic tiles. An heirloom brass vessel is skillfully used as basin hung by brass chains. An antique brass spout is installed. A wooden gazebo with swing makes the space ideal for respite. Along with hard landscape soft landscape is done with lawn, flowering plants and shrubs. The clients had a requirement for a boutique that was incorporated in the basement. A metal spiral staircase with teak wood treads and wooden railing located at the entrance foyer leads us to the boutique. The double height staircase wall is unique with dhuni textre. The look chosen for this space is traditional with elaborately wood carved center table and cupboard legs. The cupboards have louvered shutters. All furniture of the room is painted white with polish that enhances the old-fashioned look chosen for the space.

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LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL

THE PIONEERING TIMBER TECHNOLOGY Research and innovation is a continuous process towards new developments and field of building architecture is no exception to that. This could be seen during London Design Festival held from September 14-22, 2013. First staged in 2003, the London Design Festival is now one of the world's most important annual design events. The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), the leading international trade association for the American hardwood industry, in collaboration with drMM Architects and Arup, participated in London Design Festible 2013. This gave a chance to Londoners and others to experience the city in a new way with the construction of the 'Endless stairs'. This was the highlight of the festible, which saw a series of interlocking timber staircases rising to a height of several stories outside St Paul's Cathedral, overlooking the Millennium Bridge. The timber staircases were on display for the duration of the festival. The 'Endless Stair' project is the brainchild of architect Alex de Rijke, the founder of architects DRMM and Dean of Architecture at the Royal College of Art, and engineered by Arup. This project provides and exciting experience with several platforms from which to enjoy views down towards the Thames. The project has a serious technical purpose-to showcase the potential of cross-laminated limber (CLT) panels made form American tulipwood. CLT is a method of exploiting the structural properties of timber to create panels that can form buildings quickly, efficiently and sustainably. CLT is a well proven technology that has been used on project such as the residential Bridport

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LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL House in Hackney, east London. Cross-Laminated Timber made from tulipwood, which is hardwood has great advantages and is widely available. Panels made from CLT can be much thinner and provide more slender solutions. The elegance of the steps in the 'Endless Stair' was possible only because of such superior structural properties. The “Endless Stair� threw the spotlight on the potential of readily available tulipwood. Cross-Laminated Timber is a new material for green buildings, and is changing current perceptions to how to build with wood. It is a prefabricated building material, a panel made of wood planks that are fastened together using interlocking profiles instead of glue fasteners, and can be used for long spam, such as roofs, floors and walls. This new building material embodies several key characteristics providing it fast and sustained growth. It has robust structural capabilities, inherent fire resistance, renewable and sustainable production, simple and straight forward assembly. According to AHEC wood construction is currently dominated by softwood. Construction industry is not fully aware that American hardwood is not only sustainable and competitively priced, but it can also provide a significantly greater inherent strength. Drmm Architects has pioneered the use of CLT with projects such as kingsdale School and MK-40 Tower. The interlockable stair design is a threedimensional exercise in composition, structure and scale. The 'Endless Stair' really showed what hardwood can achieve. Tulipwood is amazingly strong and stiff for its weight compared to many other species. The AHEC and Drmm's design of 'Endless Stair' is a testbed for the creative use of timber. 32

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ARCHITECTURE WONDER

Multi-Functional Exhibition Space: KREOD Pavillion

Inspired by nature, organic in form and environmentally friendly: KREOD pavilion combines three 20 m² capsules in a variety of spatial configurations. The hexagonal structure is based on a simple recurrent joint connection detail. KREOD is a multi-functional pavilion – its three pods can be combined in a variety of configurations or installed as freestanding forms. It is portable and easily demountable. The wooden structure of KREOD is made of Kebony, a certified sustainable alternative to tropical hardwood. The product is dark, acquiring a silver-grey patina over time if left untreated.

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Manufacture is based on a procedure in which the wood is impregnated with a liquid produced from crop biowaste. The treatment with furfuryl alcohol forms stable furan polymers, which are locked in the wood cell walls and increase the dimensional stability as well as durability and hardness of the wood. A material with exceptionally good decay resistance and long life span is obtained after kebonization. This durability is achieved without the disadvantages of traditional impregnation methods using toxic chemicals.

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ARCHITECTURE WONDER

KREOD / Chun Qing Li of Pavilion Architecture Founded in 2012 by Chun Qing Li with Alexander Jarvis joining in 2013, KREOD International focuses on developing and advising high-profile urban complexes and International trade pavilions in emerging and frontier markets. The company collaborates with internationally-acclaimed designers and engineers, translating their innovative designs into iconic real estate which possesses strong appeal to property investors and the local businesses and customer bases which they serve. Using state-of-the-art parametric design tools and digital fabrication, KREOD brings together some of the most talented designers, engineers and innovative materials to challenge current thinking and showcase sustainable and forward-thinking building methods. Designed by Chun Qing Li of Pavilion Architecture, KREOD will be located next to Peninsula Square, between Emirates Air Line and The O2 at Greenwich Peninsula. The brainchild of Chun Qing Li, Managing Director of Pavilion Architecture, KREOD is an innovative architectural sculpture, organic in form, environmentally-friendly and inspired by nature. Resembling three seeds, these three 20m2 pods combine through a series of interlocking hexagons to create an enclosed structure that is not only magnificently-intricate but secure and weatherproof. KREOD functions beautifully both as an architectural landmark and an imaginative

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exhibition space – its three pods can be combined in a variety of configurations or installed as free-standing forms. KREOD consists of three compartments and has a footprint of 60 square meters (3 x 20 square meters). It is 3 meters high. The structural design aims to show a sustainable and forward thinking building method in the digital age, challenging the new way of thinking, designing, engineering, fabricating and installing. The design will have the practical considerations for transportation, store, dis-assembly and reassembly i.e. stackable components, modularity. Structural engineers Ramboll UK worked alongside geometry consultant Evolute, AR18 and Tensilefabric to deliver this unique eye-catching structure. Constructed of Kebony – the award-winning sustainable alternative to tropical hardwood and preservative treated wood – the wooden structure of

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KREOD pavilion will consider the environment and the life cycle of the design work. For example, the choice of material will be sustainable, recyclable and eco-friendly timber. KREOD also could be utilized as a media center, popup bar, marketing and event space during and beyond the London Olympic Games 2012. KREOD will be sold as an indoor/outdoor feature i.e office meeting pod, garden feature, bike shed. It will be a very sustainable way to extend the life of the pavilion beyond the exhibition.

KREOD is durable, resistant, sustainable, environmentallyfriendly, easily-maintained and beautifully aesthetic. KREOD is the latest UK showcase for Norwegian Global Cleantech 100 company Kebony AS, which is rapidly becoming the choice of leading architects, builders and developers.

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This is what Pavilion Architecture believes:- Architecture is inclusive and highly collaborative. Our innovative application of experience and knowledge sharing enables us to create design solutions – aesthetically, functionally, economically and environmentally friendly. “Architecture is our passion; we are committed to hands-on experience, research and use of advanced technologies, engagement with sustainability, and all aspects of creating great architecture.” – Chun Qing Li

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The Fastest Growing Trends in Hotel Interior Design Modern hotels have cleverly adapted to rapid social changes with creative solutions. In this post we will cover 11 of the most striking interior design trends that shape up today's hospitality scene. From rethinking guest room configurations to ensuring highly personalized experiences, hotel owners are transforming accommodation units into the highlights of any escape. Whether you own a hotel or planning your next business trip abroad, here are some of the new twists in the industry.

1. Lobbies envisioned as dynamic multi-use spaces The importance of entrance lobbies is growing, as social encounters become more and more dependent on this particular hotel area. With the new business traveling trend, hotel lobbies should provide a multi-use space for casual as well as formal talks, working on laptops, plugging in various devices. This means a simple sofa-coffee table arrangement won't cut it. Creative space segmentation is necessary,

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providing both intimate and social zones, as well as furniture delivering comfort and functionality. More extravagant entrance features in today's emerging hotel market include large green walls, indoor waterfalls, large chandeliers and multimedia stations. 2. Rethinking Guestroom Configurations No longer is the classic bed-table-locker combo enough to January - March 2014


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1 make a hotel room feel inviting. In today's world guests expect surprises and where else, but away from home. Probably why each interior in the modern hospitality industry is very different from the next. Creative offices for business travelers, interesting looking TV panels and an extra sofa next to the king-sized bed are just some of the key "ingredients" for a trendy hotel room. We've also seen color explosions and electric decor mixes, which can definitely appeal to guests wanting to experience unique accommodation. January - March 2014

3. Spa-Like Bathroom Features Bathrooms stopped being perceived as auxiliary rooms, spaces to be minimized, in order to expand living areas. The modern tourist expects more than he gets at home in his journeys. A resort bathroom with spa-like features is an open invite to relaxation and a sure-proof method of alluring guests through the promise of ephemeral luxury. Think en-suite bedrooms, waterfall showers, over-sized bathtubs, his&hers sinks, giant towels, beauty items and plenty of space. 4. Not Just a Restaurant, But a Destination in Itself Few hotel restaurants still base their appeal strictly on "practicability". Cooking is an art and so should be the "exhibition space". We've seen more and more hotel restaurants turned into memorable spaces through design. Themes are highly recommended, pushing creativity to new heights and turning each venue into a destination in itself. 37

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2 5. Blurring Indoor - Outdoor Boundaries Sensory experiences go a long way. This "principle" was well integrated in the array of services offered by modern hotel owners, who struggle to keep the indoor outdoor transition as "ethereal" as possible. Not only are hotel rooms expanded through large decks and terraces, but nature is brought inside in every possible way. Wood paneling, stone decorations, lush greenery, indoor waterfalls- these are just some of the elements employed to release the tension of hotel guests.

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6. Green Features Sustain ability is a delicate issue for hotel owners, as they are doing their best to minimize short term costs. But being ahead of the game is important, which sometimes leads to innovative ideas. Over-sized windows for natural lighting, natural building materials, green walls and green roofs, recycling bins for guests, electronic water faucets,

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locally grown food for cooking and graywater recycling are just a few of the hotel trends for staying green. 7. Focus on Local Art It is a real shame that modern architecture usually distances itself from local origins. Sometimes we look at a house on Freshome and its design tells us nothing of its location. Luckily, more and more hotel owners realize that adding

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local art in their design scheme will improve guests' perception of the place and create a genuine experience. From small sculptures and photography to large-scale installations, integrating an art project into the image of the hotel could be an easy way to success. The Tantalo Hotel is a good example of modern panting blended with contemporary design. 39

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FASTEST GROWING TRENDS 8. Technology Overload Not everyone is looking for a hi-tech accommodation away from home. On the contrary, people tend to disconnect during holiday time. But more and more hotels focus on keeping guests "plugged in" at all costs. Certainly a good way to go when it comes to business tourism, a technology-friendly room encourages work-flow and in the long run, the guests' fidelity.

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New hotels offer the possibility of adjusting lighting, air conditioning and even window blinds through smart phones, which often turns out to be a good business approach. Another trend is placing PC tablets at check-in for printing boarding passes, as well as for ensuring other self-helping processes requiring online connection. 9. Less Pattern, More Color and Texture When away, you usually have more time for exploring your senses. This is probably why hotel rooms are easily letting go of visually upsetting patterns and embracing texture instead. Giving guests something they can feel and even get lost in can result into a memorable experience, one they will probably want to repeat. Add a few bright colors to animate spaces and a soothing joyful atmosphere is created.

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10. Personalized Spaces It is a fact that the memory of a hotel stays with guests a long, long time if the accommodation experience is unique. With this in mind, hotel owners personalize spaces as never before. Popup hotels, and modular hotels are new concepts slowly gaining interest in the industry. Themed guestrooms also have a strong impact, especially when visitors can only try one at a time. 11. A Home Away From Home More than anything, hotel rooms should provide comfort, that feeling of a home away from home. No matter how luxurious, technology friendly and weird-themed the room, coziness is a major factor to consider. Wood additions, inspired decorating items, carpets, curtains, a fireplace, a TV set and the possibility to play your guest's favorite musicall these adds up to a memorable stay. January - March 2014


DECORATION WITH COLOR

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Brahma Temple of Pushkar

Rarest in the world

Lord Brahma, in Hindu belief, is the Lord of creation while Vishnu and Shankar respectively our preservation of the creation and destruction thereof respectively. All Hindus worship Lord Brahma with the same zeal as they have while worshipping Vishnu and Shankar. But there are not many temples of Lord Brahma. There is one at Pushkar, near Ajmer in Rajasthan which is only one of its kind in the whole world and is the most prominent one. It is said that Brahma performed a yojna to expiate the curse he was subjected to by Savitri who fell offended by him. At the completion of the yojna, the great sage Vishwamitra established this temple. The puranas have description of this temple. This confirms the antiquity of this shrine of Lord Brahma. This temple is unique as it is a rare temple. Lord shankaracharya renovated this temple. Afterwards, in 1401 AD, Maharaja Jawat Raj of Ratlam made more additions and repaired the old temple but the main temple over the centuries has retained its original form. Marble flooring was required from time to time, the shikhar (pinnacle) is 700 feet high. Like the architecture of Somnath temple, here also stone slabs and blocks were joined together with smoothen lead.

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(Garbhagriha). The red shikhar (spire) of the temple and a hamsa (Awan) - the mount of Brahma-are distinct features of the temple. The hamsa motif decorates the main entry gate. Marble floor in black and white checks and walls inside the temple have been inlaid with hundreds of silver coins by devotees (with their names imsenbed) as a mark of offering to Lord Brahma. There is a silver turtle facing the Garbhagriha. With the idol of Lord Brahma, there is also enshrined the idol of Gayatri. Besides, other idols of gods and goddesses are there. Brahma represents the supreme spirit manifested as the active creator of the universe. He is said to be of red colour and has four heads. Originally he had five but one was burnt by shiva. The temple is set on a high plinth and is approached through a number of marble steps leading to an entrance gate archway, decorated with pillared canopies (as below). The entry from the gate leads to a pillared outdoor hall (Mandapa) and then sanctum sanctorum

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Brahma's central icon made of marble was deified in the Garbhagriha in 718 AD by Adi Shankaracharya. The icon depicts Brahma seated in a crossed leg position in the aspect of creation of the universe. The central image is of life size with four hands, four faces, each oriented in a cardinal direction. The four arms hold akshamala (rosany), perstaka (book), kurka (Kusha grass) and kamandalu (water pot). Brahma is riding on his mount, hamsa. Gayatries image sits along with brahma's in centre to his left. Savitri sits to the right of Brahma along with other deities of the Hindu pantheon.

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Dargah Sharif

A Jewel in the Crown of Ajmer

The Dargah Sharif of Gharib Nawaz is indeed an ornament to the city of Ajmer. It is the holiest of places not only for Muslims but for people of other faiths who hold the saint in high esteem and reverence. The Khwaja Sahib as a living spirit of peace and harmony enjoys a universal respect and devotion ever since he set his feet on the soil of Hindustan. That he is revered universally is evident from the fact that people from all over the world congregate in Ajmer at the time of the urs. Khwaja Gharib Nawaz has unquestionably been one of the greatest spiritual redeemers of human sufferings. To the faithful and afflicted souls invoking his blessings, he has been a never failing source of moral strength and spiritual enlightenment. Apart from the common people, even the mighty kings of India have paid submissive homage to the great saint and sought his miraculous aid to solve their problems. It is said that emperor Akbar walked banefeet from Agra to Ajmer to pay homage to the saint with the expectations of having a son. It is said that Jahangir was born after that pilgrimage.

Dargah. The Dargah includes many other attractive buildings, tombs, courtyards and Daalans, some of which are exquisite specimens of the Mughal architecture and were erected during the Mughal period. Sharif a flag is hoisted on top of this gate with grand ceremony. On the either side of Buland Darwaza in front of Sahan Chirag (courtyard lamp) there are two huge degs (cauldrons for cooking food) into solid masonry in which a palatable mixture of rice, sugar, ghee and dry fruits are cooked for distribution to the public as tabarruk. The pilgrims cook the Badi Deg individually. The circumference at the edge of the larger cauldron is 101/2 feet. It cooks 70 mounds of rice while the smaller Deg takes 28 mounds. One of them was presented by Akbar in 1567 AD. On the west side of the Sahan Chirag stands the magnificent building of Samakhana or Mehfil Khana (auditorium with

The precious building and the various rich endowments dedicated to the Dargah of Gharib Nawaz are living memorials to and reminders of his continued patronage enjoyed by the people of India throughout the past eight centuries. The Dargah lies at the foot of the northern extremity of the hill. Its main attraction is the mausoleum containing the tomb of the saint which is the sanctum sanctorum of the 44

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The place where Khwaja Sahib stayed for a few days when he came to Ajmer for the first time, has now been turned into a mosque called Aulia Masjid. It is made of white marble. Devotees use it only for recitation of holy Quran and thanks giving prayers.

darbar hall which was build by Nawab Bashir-ud-Dowla Sir Asmaan Jah of Hyderabad Deccan in 1888-91 AD. This spacious hall is 46 feet square with a gallery of 14 feet running around it. It is used for 6 days only during the annual Urs for religious "Mehfils" in which a Qawwali is the chief item of the programme. Querhanging the principal eastern to the shrine, these is a handsome porch known as Begami Daalan which was built in 1643 AD by princess Jahan Ara Begum, the favourite daughter of Shah Jehan. The walls and the beautiful marble pillars of the Begami Daalan were done in colourful gold in 1888 AD. On the south wing of Mehfil Khana stands the Jama Masjid or Shah Jehani Mosque, which is a five piece of Mughal architecture. All the 99 sacred names of Allah with 33 Quranic verses are beautifully inscribed in the mosque.

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Situated between Jama Masjid and sandali Masjid in the premises of the Dargah, there is a small gate which leads down to underground cell in which Hazrat Baba farid remained in chilla (secluded prayers) for 40 days in spiritual communion with the holy waint of Ajmer. The gate is opened for public Ziarat (visit) on the might of the 5th Moharram (the date of Baba farid's death) every year when thousands of pilgrims visit the place from all over India to seek his spiritual benediction. Jannati Darwaza is a gate situated on the western side of the shrine adjacent to the tomb of Gaiti Ara. The doors of this gate are covered with silver metal. It is opened only four times a year, viz. twice on eids, during the Urs and on the Urs of Kwaja Sahib's Pir. Bibi Saheba is the shrine of Hazrat Khwaja moinuddin Chisti's wife. Akbari mosque was constructed by emperor Akbar as a token of devotion and gratitude on the occasion of the birth of prince Salim (Jehangir) in the year 1455 AD. Now it also houses a Quranic Educational Institute. Langer Khana is a free public kitchen where 5 mounds of barley meal is cooked twice a day and distributed to people without discrimination.

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LIGHTING

LIGHTING TIPS IN INTERIOR DESIGN Lighting is likely the most important factor in interior design. Often clients will spend absurd amounts of cash into furniture and overlook lighting. The most expensive materials & interiors are never shown to their fullest without a good lighting scheme behind them. Incorporating the lighting as part of the scheme considering how the light works with the materials and finishes and creates different moods within the space is essential to a successful interior. The lighting design should always be considered as early as possible as part of the overall scheme.

Lighting is a toolbox that interior designers have to master. The best lighting schemes look effortless. If a space is well lit, it will be comfortable and inviting. The fundamentals of good lighting include understanding the different light sources available, how to layer light wisely, how to make use of the least amount of light sources as possible and the amount of light to use.

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put it, remember that light travels in a straight line. If you want an even, shadow.free light use wall mounted uplight or a concealed light on top of a high level unit. The purpose here is to reflect light off the ceiling. The floor can also be a good element to reflect light.

So the first thing you do is to layout the light sources. Once the key lights are in place, it is time to control the levels, either to create practical amounts of light for work or to provide low levels of light for mood. Simple manipulation of the fixed light sources will create multifunctional spaces. A lighting scheme should be fit for a variety of different purposes and different times of day. When deciding what type of lighting to use and where to

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interior-lighting-reflection Shadows and shade are also very important, too much light will glare anyone, so there needs to be balance. A room without shadows will look flat and shapeless, shadows and contrast will enhance textures, shapes, and the size of objects in the interior, it will create a more dramatic atmosphere and mood, which can be built by pacing light throughout a space, positioning it where it is needed to draw your vision around the interior.

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TRADITIONAL

Luxurious Traditional Kitchen Ideas Often traditional style kitchens can be a bit too stately or formal, which doesn't promote their true nature of being the heart of the home. We love traditional kitchens that exude a warm and welcoming spirit. Characteristics of these charming kitchens include inviting color schemes, plentiful pattern, a myriad of finishes, lots of tactile-friendly textures and bountiful lighting. If you spend alot of time in the kitchen preparing meals, enjoying them with family and friends or simply lingering over that first cup of morning coffee, then you'll certainly want to design a kitchen you'll feel most at home in. We've gathered a few kitchens here that we feel have many of those inviting qualities. 48

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TRADITIONAL The overly textured cabinetry in a warm finish adds a warmth to the space while 4 x 4 white tiles set on the diagonal at the backsplash add interest. The designer utilized an odd shaped small space most effectively while creating an eatin kitchen that has all of the elements needed to be the heart of the home. The designer utilized an odd shaped small space most effectively while creating an eatin kitchen that has all of the elements needed to be the heart of the home. Advertisement We don't often associate black and grey as being warm and welcoming, but this kitchen pulls it off beautifully using a myriad of reflective surfaces, metallic finishes and brilliant lighting. We don’t often associate black and grey as being warm and welcoming, but this kitchen pulls it off beautifully using a myriad of reflective surfaces, metallic finishes and brilliant lighting. The natural and ambient lighting of this kitchen warm the grey and soften the white creating an inviting place to linger. The natural and ambient lighting

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TRADITIONAL of this kitchen warm the grey and soften the white creating an inviting place to linger. The luxurious kitchen features many over-the-top elements such as intricately carved and detailed cabinetry, oversize marble tile flooring and gold accents throughout. The luxurious kitchen features many over-the-top elements such as intricately carved and detailed cabinetry, oversize marble tile flooring and gold accents throughout. Warm peachy tones and creamy whites play nicely together exuding a warmth and comfort every kitchen should have. Warm peachy tones and creamy whites play nicely together exuding a warmth and comfort every kitchen should have. The oversized kitchen island provides a wonderful place to prepare meals or have an intimate conversation with a loved one.

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The oversized kitchen island provides a wonderful place to prepare meals or have an intimate conversation with a loved one.

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LEADING BUILDER

Comfort Luxury & Affordable Krishna Modi is having a degree in commerce and is the youngest son. He is passionate and aims at bringing revolutionary ideas and concepts, sheng thening the hold of the industry with passing years. With a motto of combining modern innovations with contemporary standards, Mr. Atul Krishna Modi is assuring to change the face of the real estate industry positively. Having a years of experience in real estate industry, Mr. Modi has also garnered 2 years of experience in business management.

Well known developer and builder company Okay Plus has been working on the philosophy:"Each brick breaks the monotony, each wall wears a smile. Each corner carves a niche and each floor flaunts a style". OKAY PLUS is a place where buildings are built not to line but to stay with all your life. Everything is exceptional from concept of finish out throughout every stage of planning and development, from the first brick fixed on the soil to the last touch of completion of a building, every thing at OKAY PLUS is a PLUS over a usual. With every activity of the company geared towards the active lifestyle of the people around, Okay Plus Group strongly believes that every construction should extend beyond mere walls and property lines to take an enduring in your heart. The company was established in the year 1976 on 24th of January. Director of the company Shri Atul January - March 2014

Okay Plus Venus is a newly constructed project is located on Mahal Road, Jagatpura, Jaipur. These are premium luxury apartments. The apartments are contemporary with all amenities of modern living like premium apartments, gymnasium, recreation area, 100% power back-up for common area, 24x7 water supply and round the clock security managed by professionals. A generous space in the apartments will provide every principal room with space enhancement. A generous balcony area will allow enjoying relaxing moments during early morning and evening. A grand view of the surrounding landscape is an additional bonus. The projects will have an enviable mix of recreation and sports facilities of its bind, haring incorporated a multipurpose party room, gym, kids, play area, recreational facilities like fitness walk, table tennis etc. In addition, there will be herb garden and green lawns for relaxation. It is equipped with high speed, spacious and will-lit developers. At the top of each tower is an especially designed pent house where you can host a party at roof top level with breath taking panoramic view of the city. For Details Call : +91-99290-00011 51

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HOME OFFICE DECOR IDEAS

Best Home Office Decor Ideas Home office must be gorgeous and comfortable. If you haven't enough space it could be small but nevertheless it should be stylish and practical. Normally, the offices are quite moody and aren't colorful but each of them can impress with different things and with your personality. Best Design projects show you some ideas.

Office organization is key, especially with all the bills, mail and statements you receive and keep throughout the year. The best way to store your papers is by investing in a nice filing cabinet. A rolling file cabinet can help with convenience, or splurge on a more permanent, lockable one if you have a lot of sensitive documents. Be sure to label and color code so that everything is easy to find. With shelves and cabinets, built-ins are your best options. Built-in shelves are an elegant way to store your vast 52

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book collection, while drawers with tray organizers keep track of staples like pens, pencils, highlighters, tape and calculators.� “If you're planning on renovating and redecorating your office, storage is your number one priority. With so many papers, books and supplies to store, be sure to accommodate it all with shelves, drawers, and cabinets galore. Once you have that under control, find a desk that's stocked with everything you need: plenty of surface space, deep drawers and a high-quality material. Finally, take the time to personalize your room with plenty of photographs and interesting knickknacks." January - March 2014


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“In most families, the home office plays a wide variety of roles. If you work from home, it is your 9-to-5 place of business; for others, it's a place to pay the bills, go through mail or store important documents. For kids, it's a homework spot, or maybe the place to play hours and hours of computer games. It can be a library, a sitting room or just a quiet place for taking good naps. If space is limited, it can be paired with a guest room or added into the nook of any bedroom, living room or kitchen. There are many options, so determine what's best for your family."

"How do I decorate my home office? Traditionally, an office is formal and laden with woodwork, but that doesn't mean you can't branch out on your decor. Globes, maps and clocks are always go-to decorations, as are table lamps and vases. To add a personalized touch, bring in framed family photographs and little travel souvenirs you've picked up along the way. For those must-have accessories, like pencil cups, paper trays and magazine holders, try to find bright, vibrant patterns to add a touch of color. Keep track of key tasks with a bulletin board, chalkboard or white board; they're great for reminders and can also be used to hang funky pictures or cool drawings."

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WHAT’S UP

L aw rence Sterene said" To write a book is for all the world like humming a song� The Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2014 aims at promoting literacy among Jaipur's young people. The world's largest free literary festival, extends a step this year by taking writers from the festival to visit local schools of Jaipur. This year the festival authors include child book writers Paro Anand. Story teller Valentia Trivedi, Editor and Storyteller Anita Mani, Cartoonist Ajit Narayan, Poet journalist Devyani Bhardwaj, Peter Godwani-author and Journalist , Harvard University Professor Dr. Maya Jasanoff, ActorWriter Mahesk Dattani along with historian Partha Mitter.

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Dhabriya Group, promoted by Mr. Digvijay Dhabriya is leading PVC, uPVC, and modular f u r n i t u r e manufacturer including modular kitchen and w a r d r o b e manufacturing units and it has initiated big ethical move towards saving nature. Under the brand name "polywood," PVC and uPVC manufacturing is done which goes with slogan of polywood "Save trees use polywood". Going by its motto "save trees" the incarnation of "polywood" is a rebel against those responsible for global warming and deforestation. "polywood" aspires to build wood free houses. "Seeing is believing" and when you see you will believe that "polywood" keeps the promise to its customers to provide products that are attractive and enduring. Keeping in view the space constraint today "polywood" takes the credit of launching space saving folding doors & shutters. Folding doors are the best option for the area where you want a separation without compromising on space. It is almost like a curtain that serves you as a door-cumpartition.

True performance needs the power of two; Get Double Cylinder Floor Spring from Ozone. Many a times a wrong selection can lead to door malfunction, failure of floor spring (hydraulic system) & even tight or lose opening of the door Ozone, the innovator of the revolutionary Ozone Plus - Concealed Floor Spring, brings to you Double Cylinder Floor Spring-the perfect mechanism for smooth & enduring performance of your doors. This Floor Spring is suitable for heavy doors and high footfall areas such as malls, showrooms, hotels, restaurants, banks and hospitals. To move these heavy doors, door mechanism should be equipped with Power of two for delivering true performance. Ozone's Double Cylinder Floor Spring is loaded with power of two cylinders, each equipped with hydraulic spring mechanism. Double Cylinder Floor Spring comes with double action function and easy adjustment of closing & latching speed.

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The three day exhibition on architecture, building materials and technologies titled "Archibuild 2013" organised by PHD Chamber and Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) took place between 27th - 29th September, 2013 Himachal Bhawan, Chandigarh. Featherlite is a leading furniture manufacturer in India, providing complete office solutions across all segments of the market. The company manufactures more than 30,000 chairs and 8000 workstations in a month. Its strength lies in the 47 exclusive brand outlets spread across India. In the five decades since inception, Featherlite has fitted over 50 million sq. feet of office spaces with more than 4 million chairs and 7.5 lakh workstations. Operating from factory space spanning more than 3 lakh sq. feet, the company has over 5000 esteemed customers pan India including giants like Cognizant, Mercedes, Hindustan Unilever, Caterpillar etc. Featherlite chairs are well-known for their ultra-sleek, ergonomic designs and unmatched comfort. Click, Optima and Ergon are some of the best-selling Featherlite chairs, have all earned rave reviews and recognition in the market.

Shri K K Khandelwal, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Govt. of Haryana inaugurated the exhibition and interacted with the exhibitors while taking a round of the exhibition. He was the Chief Guest on the occasion. The exhibited products included Acrylic Sheets, Adhesives, Air Conditioners, Aluminum Extrusions, Architectural Materials, Asbestos, Bathroom Fittings, Building Automation, Building Hardwares, Building Software and Portals, Cables Cements, Centering Equipments, Ceramic Tiles, Civil Pre Casting, etc. Over 30 exhibitors from known houses like ACC Ltd., Orient Ceramics, NCL industries, Everest Industries Ltd., Jindal Steel and Power Ltd., Tata Bluescope, Saint Gobain, Godrej Securities, Cora Performance, Wilos, IEE Lifts participated in the exhibition.

Care for the Forest & Environment Stylam Industries Ltd., Chandigarh one of the biggest Producers of High Pressure Decorative Laminatesand Compact Boards in the Countryhas been awarded the prestigious Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certification for all its Products. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. G. K. Ganguly, President thanked the Management and Staff for adding another feather to its cap. He also thanked Rainforest Alliance an International nonprofit making Organization which is the World's leading FSC Forest Management Certifier for conducting the Audits and awarding the Certificate. FSC, founded in 1993 is Head Quartered in Bonn, Germany and focuses in sustainable forestry and is responsible for the Management of the World's Forests by setting standards. FSC's mission is to promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable Management of the World's forests. Stylam Industries Ltd. participates in various social activities and being responsible and serious Business Professionals of the Country wish to support and participate in the protection of the environment and preserve forests and protect endangered species and welfare of the forest Management practices. January - March 2014

FSC helps to create Business Values for Products and creates new Markets for Products produced as FSC. FSC Chain of Custody (COC) system allows the tracking of FSC Certified material from the Forest to the Consumer. The Senior Management Team of Stylam feels that the FSC Certification will provide a credible link between responsible production and consumption of forest products enabling consumers and businesses to make purchasing decisions that will benefit people and the environment as well as providing ongoing business value. He also added, Stylam Industries is a very large Export House, exporting its Products all over the World, in the coming days there will be a big demand for FSC Certified Products and it is at the right time to have got this Certificate. Stylam Industries Ltd., is one of the very few High Pressure Decorative Laminates Manufacturing Company in India to have achieved this Certificate. Assessment of Stylam Industries was conducted in the Factory Site and at the Head Office. Stylam Industries Ltd. has been issued an Organization Specific Chain of Custody Certificate Registration Code, RA - COC-006734 and FSC trademark license code, FSC-C-119102. FSC Standard: FSCSTD-40-004 V2-1and the Certificate is valid up to 18.12.2018. 55

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